The Premier League has informed that eight people had returned positive results in its latest round of coronavirus tests conducted on players and staff last week.
In a statement, the league on Monday said that the individuals who had tested positive for Covid-19 would now self-isolate for 10 days.
“The Premier League can today confirm that between Monday 12 October and Sunday 18 October, 1,575 players and club staff were tested for Covid-19. Of these, there were eight new positive tests,” the statement read.
So far, 42 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in seven rounds of testing beginning August 31.